Education: A Daughter of Ulysses

Ever since the wily Ulysses ruled both islands, it has been said that the smartest of all Greeks come from neighboring Ithaca and Cephalonia. Last week one of the smartest and pertest daughters of Ulysses' ancient offshore island of Cephalonia was busily masterminding a top-to-bottom reorganization of the Greek public school system so basic as to change norms laid down by Plato and Aristotle themselves. "In ancient Greece," said Dr. Kalliniki Dendrinou Antonakaki last week, as Parliament debated implementation of her newly adopted Educational Reform Act, "education taught only the pursuit of the esthetic ideals of truth and beauty. Now that...

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